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Old-Time in the Unity Center: John Cohen / Dust Busters Concert in Cleveland Hts.

John Cohen and the Dust Busters delivered a bouquet of old-time gems Sunday night, at an event that was nearly canceled because of a house fire.
Road weary and looking tired from a heavy touring schedule this fall, the Dust Busters arrived at the Unity Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, after a string of concerts starting Nov. 15 from Hiram, Ohio, to Louisville, Ky., to Knoxville, Tenn., to Newport, Ky., and finally back to Ohio on the 20th.

With one last concert before heading home to Brooklyn, N.Y., the band featured Cohen as its special guest at an event that featured a showing of Cohen's recent film "Roscoe Holcomb: From Daisy, Kentucky" and a potluck meal. The concert was sponsored by the non-profit group Roots of American Music (ROAM).

The event started at about 6:45 p.m. with the film, a short documentary about Holcomb and his life in East Kentucky, compiled from the outtakes of Cohen's seminal film "The High Lonesome Sound." After the film, Cohen an…